Cupping therapy:Cupping therapy is an ancient treatment in which a local suction in a cup shaped device is put on the skin to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing blockage causing tension and pain. Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices(hand or electrical pumps). TreatmentsAcupuncture:Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles in different body points to balance the flow of Qi. It is part of a complete medical system and an integrated approach to health maintenance and treatment of disease. According to the National Institute of Health,over one million people in the US receive Acupuncture annually.
Recent research hasfound evidence that acupuncture points are strategic conductors along these pathways through Acupuncture enables electromagnetic signals to be relayed at a greater rate than under normal conditions. These signals may start the flow of pain-killing biochemicals, such as endorphins and immune system cells, to specific sites in the body that are injured or vulnerable to disease.Herbs:Eastern herbal therapy is a primary component of Eastern Medicine.Herbs include plants, minerals, and animal products.Over 7,000 herbs are identified in Asia, and about 400 of these are commonly used in the US today.Moxibustion:Moxibustion is a type of Asian medicine therapy using moxa made from dried mugwort (Artemisia argyi).It applies warmness into our body to boost blood circulation and immunity in the traditional medical systems of China (including Tibet), Japan, Korea, Vietnam,and Mongolia. Suppliers usually age the mugwort and grind it up to a fluff; practitioners burn the fluff or process it further into a cigar-shaped stick.They can use it indirectly, with acupuncture needles, or burn it on the patient's skin.Tuina (Therapeutic massage):Tuina is an Asian therapeutic massage applied on specific acupuncture points,along a channel or meridian, , or a whole body area.Although best known for its capacity to help body aches,joint problems, back pain, neck stiffness, Tuina can also help with many disorders,such as insomnia and indigestion.
TestimonialI have severe osteoarthritis in most of the joints in my body due partially to heredity and repeated injury as a dancer. Five months ago I was told that my right hip would require a total hip replacement. I asked pain management to send me to an acupuncturist rather than taking pain medication.My life changed when I met Dr. Jung Kim. I have been a patient for five months and the relief of pain in my hip cannot be expressed in words. My pain level has decreased and I am on less anti-inflamatories every month.Dr. Jung Kim is patient, kind and very thorough. He has helped me so much and I am so thankful I found him. If you are thinking about appointment with Dr. Jung Kim, you won’t regret that you did.KarenIn March of 2005, I experienced a relatively painful sinus blockage,Which resulted in a week long headache and constantly shifting Head pain.I had these same symptoms 9 months earlier. At that time I went to a typical ear, nose & throat doctor and received various antibiotics and nose sprays, which didn’t seem to work.When the symptoms flared up again, I decided to try a different approach and went to an acupuncturist (Jung K. Kim, Ac.). After two weeks of treatment I felt much better and after three weeks. The symptoms disappeared.Lazar SaricI knew nothing about acupuncture when I met Dr. Kim, except that a woaman of my acquaintance, in her mid eighties, was facing back surgery and her surgeon had suggested she have acupuncture to make sure she was strong enough for the surgery. Dr. Kim said he was not so surprised as I was that surgeons are making such recommendations, and he was pleased to hear that the woman followed the suggestion and had successful, even triumphant results from the surgery.Another woman who has been enjoying and benefiting from Dr. Kim’s services for some time told me she recently went there with considerable pain and Dr. Kim asked how she rated it from one to ten. She found it a useful method of determining her pain level. She said, “Eleven”, and on her next visit, “Five”, and the following visit, “Two”.With Dr. Kim and his patients, the great relief from pain and restriction on activity is multiplied by the absence of medications.Dr. Kim offers special time on Saturday afternoons to seniors with Medicare.Ann HoytDear Dr. Jung KimI want thank you for your kind, gentle, treatments re Acupuncture. Treating my painful ankles, my digestive problems and also helping me with my anxiety disorder. You were helpful in guiding me to breathing techniques, and pressure points. I am planning to continue treatments on an on-going basis. I am recommending you to my friends for treatments with you. Sincerely,Frances ShrockMore than six years ago I damaged my spine during a water-skiing accident. I opted not to have surgery and with time I learned to live with the pain. Recently, however, I re-damaged the same area of my back. The pain became acute and would not allow much relief, especially at night.My family doctor recommended Dr. Jung Kim, hoping his techniques would relieve the pain that medicine won’t help with. As it turns out, a 45 to 60-minute session relieves pain at the original site but also relieves radiant/ transient pain in my shoulders, lower back and neck.Dr. Kim’s techniques have given me back the life I knew before the injury. I strongly recommend his professionalism and abilities in a field that I, for one, originally had doubts about. May he help you as he has me. Thank you.Ray DickI have been a patient of Jung Kim for numerous years. He has treated me at different times for various injuries and pain related matters. These have included in back pain caused by arthritis, herniated discs, sinus issues, and severe pain issues from a broken back injury. Dr. Kim has succeeded in giving me relief from my pain issues where others havefailed and has done so without the dangers of prescription medication.Dr. Kim has always been professional and honest with me and the many others that I have referred to his care.I find Dr. Kim to be one of the finest Medical Professionals that I have ever come into contact with. ..S. K. Conrad-Jauregui Granada Hills, CA